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Anderson, John               12-12-1963

“John Anderson Dies. Word comes to Mrs Tom Stone from Mrs Margaret ( Anderson ) Ferber of Seattle who is visiting her son Dick in California , that her brother, John Anderson, died Nov 22 at Deer Lodge, Montana . John’s parents were the late Mr and Mrs Ole Anderson who were Harrington pioneers. John attended the Harrington schools. He resided in Deer Lodge the past 43 years. Besides his sister, two brothers survive him, George in Seattle and Lloyd in California .” (Citizen: 12-12-1963) 


Barbre, James Robert       12-26-1947

“Three Day-Old Grandson of J S Barbres Dies. Mr and Mrs J S Barbre received a message Thursday morning that their new little grandson, James Robert, passed away. The baby, son of Mr and Mrs Bern Barbre, was born Dec 22, at 2 p.m. which was J S Barbre’s birthday. The Vern Barbres have a little son, Cliff, who was two years old Sept 7.” (Citizen: 12-26-1947) 


Brace, Harry G              10-20-1933

“Word comes to Harrington of the death of Harry G Brace, 58, of Seattle . He had been ill nine months. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Oct 18, at 3 o’clock, at the Bonney Watson chapel, and burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery .  He is survived by his widow, Myrtle, a son, Jack, and two daughters, Betty and Reba; one brother and five sisters. Mrs Brace was formerly Miss Myrtle Croonquist who was a member of the high school faculty in Harrington four years in about 1912.  Mr Brace was born in Wingham , Ontario . At one time he resided in Davenport and at that time many Harrington people knew the Brace family. He was vice president of the Washington Manufacturers’ Association, a prominent member of the Rotarian Club and of the Rainer Golf and Country Clubs. When he came to Seattle in 1898 he began the manufacture of calendars and novelties. This business grew until at the time of his death it was the largest of its kind in the West.  About a year ago Mr and Mrs Brace lost their five year old daughter, Harriet. Mrs Brace and family have the sympathy of her many Harrington friends in their bereavement.” (Citizen: 10-20-1933) 


Brainard, Wm H       10-20-1916

"Judge William H Brainard. After an illness of some time, followed by an operation at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, Judge William H Brainard, died Tuesday at 8 pm. at the age of 67 years. He was well known in this part of the country and for some time he had been postmaster and druggist of Downs. He was born Feb 13, 1849 in Rochester, New York, and was married to Eva L Hill in Litchfield, Minn., in 1875. Two children were born to the couple, neither of which is alive today while his wife is in the hospital at Medical Lake. The funeral services were in charge of the Masonic lodge which were held Thursday at 2:30 from the Methodist church, the Rev John Clayton officiating." (Citizen: 10-20-1916)


Cobb, Tom                      5-23-1941

“Tom Cobb, youngest brother of Jim Cobb, passed away two weeks ago at his home in California . He visited the Cobbs at Harrington last fall, after he moved from Missouri to California . His wife, a son and daughter (twins) and two brothers, J M and Al, and a half-brother, Ernest Cobb, survives.” (Citizen: 5-23-1941)


Cockle, Walter                  10-07-1927

“Henry Johnson, who keeps pretty closely in touch with the movements, doings and whereabouts of pioneer of the Harrington section, informs us of the death, at Everett , on Friday, the 23rd of September, of Walter Cockle, a brother-in-law of Bill Bonneywell. Mr Cockle lived on a farm west of town at one time. Bright’s disease is said to be the uniform worn by the ‘Grim Reaper’ when he called on Mr Cockle. Mr William Bonneywell went to the coast to be present at the funeral and to help with the preliminaries of settling up the estate.” (Citizen: 10-07-1927) 


Costello, John Anthony: 

“John Anthony ‘Jack’ Costello was born June 13, 1921 on the family farm north of Sprague , WA , the seventh of eight children of John and Elizabeth McDonald Costello. The family moved to Boone Avenue in Spokane in 1928, where he attended St Aloysius Grade School, Gonzaga High School and Gonzaga University . While serving in the US Army in Europe as a First Lieutenant during World War II, he was decorated with a Purple Heart, two Bronze Star Medals, and the Silber Star for valor. After the war, he returned to Spokane and married Joanne Hennessey. Services will be held in Spokane on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11 a.m., St Peter Catholic Church, 3520 East 18th Ave. , Spokane . A reception will follow at the parish hall.” (www.becksfuneral  {The Seattle Times: 4-21-2013}


Coughlin, Dennis     6-17-1910

"Dennis Coughlin Dead. Word reached here early in the week that Dennis Coughlin, taken by his brother John to California last week Monday for his health, died Saturday." (Citizen: 6-17-1910)


Daily, Cheryl A           4-26-2012

“Celebration of life memorial service for Cheryl A Daily, 56, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Reardan Presbyterian Church. Pastor Bill Ward will officiate. Mrs Daily died April 21 in Spokane .  Born Oct 3, 1955, to Donald and Gwen Beck in Spokane , she grew up in Reardan and graduated from Reardan High School in 1973. She was involved in school athletics, band and FFA.  After her Nov 11, 1989 marriage to Doug Daily in Reardan, they continued to live in Reardan. She enjoyed her pets and loved to fish. She took great pride in her yard and flower garden and loved to travel to Leavenworth and Hawaii .  She was a 28-year employee of Reardan Grain Growers, most recently as administrative assistant at Crop Production Services. She also belonged to Spring Creek Grange.  Her father preceded her in death in 2008. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves a son, Jeremy (and Lark) Milne; three grandchildren, Connor, Logan and Lillian; a brother, Gary (and Billie) Beck; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 4-26-2012) 


Duncan, Pete                    7-02-1964

“Pete Duncan Dies.  Word Tuesday morning from Mrs Pete Duncan at Black Diamond, brings notice of the death of her husband, Friday, June 27. Pete had been ill a long, long time. He was hospitalized at various times, but mostly he was cared for at home by his wife, and children. This constant care was willingly and gladly given the patient that he might continue in the family circle and family home.  Peter B Duncan, 78, was born in Topeka , Kansas . His mother was the late Mrs Lulu Duncan, and the family resided at Harrington in early days. The Pete Duncans moved to the Enumclaw area 41 years ago where Pete worked in the coal mines. He was a member of the Black Diamond Presbyterian Church, and the United Mine Workers. Surviving him besides his wife, Ruby (nee Ruby Marler), are three sons, Jack H, Novato, CA; Robert B, Black Diamond; and dFred Duncan, Auburn; three daughters, Mrs Georgia Zumek and Miss Ethel Duncan, Black Diamond, and Mrs Hazel Bishop, Auburn; a brother, Eli Duncan, Freeland, Island County; three sisters, Mrs Ethel Dachwald, Whitefish, Montana, Mrs Georgia Hogge, Texas; Mrs Susan H____, Grand Junction, CO, and grandchildren. Mrs Dachwald is at the Duncan home with Ruby. Last rites were held Monday at 2 o’clock and burial was in Black Diamond Cemetery.” (Citizen: 7-02-1964)


Fries, Jim                      4-26-2012

“Memorial service for Jim Fries, 58, is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Great Northwest territories facility off Highway 95, milepost 498, near Naples , Idaho . With his wife, Cheryl, at his side, Mr Fries died Friday, April 13, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.  Born Aug 30, 1953, in Spokane , he grew up in Harrington and was a 1971 Harrington High School graduate. He worked in his family's auto repair business and at age 22, carried on the tradition by first purchasing a Chevron station in Davenport . With his wife, he later owned and operated a second Chevron station in Bonners Ferry, Idaho , for more than 31 years.  Family members recall his love of ‘adventurist and unique activities. His passions included hunting, archery, soccer, snowmobiling, tearing up the roads on the Harley Davidson, and of course, his beloved favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks—win or lose.’  Besides his wife of 35 years, he leaves two sons, Jeff (and Jen) of Post Falls, Idaho, and Richard (Brandy) of Port Orchard, Wash.’ his parents, Jerry and Joan Fries, and siblings Mike Fries, Mel Fries, Laura Hunt and Dale Luders.” (Dav. Times: 4-26-2012) 


Frisby, Earl L                   9-01-1916

“Killed by Kick of Horse. Earl Lorenzo, son of Mr and Mrs John P Frisby, who were on a visit to Mrs Frisby’s sister, Mrs W F Lamp, south of town, was kicked by a horse about noon Saturday and died very shortly afterwards. The boy’s chest was crushed by the blow. The little fellow was 4 years, nine months and 7 days of age. Undertaker J E Turner prepared the remains and shipped them by express to Spokane that night. The bereaved parents returned to Spokane where the little casket was consigned to the Hazen-Jaeger Undertaking parlors.” (Citizen: 9-01-1916)


Hansard, Thomas A 8-01-1930

"T A Hansard Was 70 Years. Thomas A Hansard, who died at his home in McMinnville, Oregon on July 18th, was for 27 years a resident of the Harrington Wheat Belt and town of Harrington. Heart failure was the cause of death which came in the twinkling of an eye while the nurse had stepped from the room for a minute. He was thought to be growing better just before the end came. Mr Hansard was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, April 15, 1860. From there he moved to Oregon, and from Oregon to Washington, where he owned considerable land near Mohler and later moved to Harrington where he owned a residence in the city for several years. In 1915 he moved to McMinnville, Oregon where he has since resided, and where he was recognized as one of its leading citizens, being prominent in the work of the Baptist church of which he was a member, and being named as one of the members of the building committee when the fine large Baptist church was constructed in that college town after he located there. Surviving him are his widow, two sons, Clay of Harrington, Washington and who conducts the farming operation on his farms; Bernard of McMinnville, one daughter, Mrs F E __rks of Portland, Oregon, two nieces who made their home with them, Ruth and Wilma O'Keefe; four brothers and one sister Frendall of ___ano, Oregon; Rose of Salem, Oregon; Brown, Harris of Great Falls, Montana and Mrs Propst of ___anon. All were present for funeral except his brother Brown. Dr Henry of McMinnville preached the funeral sermon at the Baptist church. Thomas A Hansard was a true American citizen, standing for the best things in life, was a loyal Christian, a loving father and husband and a staunch supporter of the ___ laws and the 18th Amendment of the Constitution and had many friends wherever he went." (print caught in binding; Citizen: 8-01-1930) {Edit: T A Hansard buried his first wife, Emma Allen Hansard in 1903 in Harrington's Hillcrest Cemetery and his little daughter Ora in 1902.}


Hatcher, Elmer            1-31-1947

“Funeral services for Elmer Hatcher, who died last week Thursday at Portland , were held in that city Monday of this week. He was born in the Willamette Valley where he married Effie Thompson and moved, with other members of his wife’s family, to Harrington in about 1902.  They purchased a ranch twelve miles west of Harrington and resided there until 1906, when they purchased the hardware store and moved into town.  Their son, Lloyd, was active in high school sports.  IN 1918 the family moved to Twisp , Washington and in 1930 to Portland . At the time of his death, Mr Hatcher was working for Meier and Frank. The funeral services were conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Mr Hatcher was a member of Laurel Lodge No. 119 at Harrington.  Surviving him besides his wife and son, are three grandchildren, Vance, Duane and Barry Hatcher.”  (Citizen: 1-31-1947) 

Haynes, Earll        8-22-1974

“Frank Gateley returned Tuesday from Los Angeles , CA , where he attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Earll Haynes. Haynes was a pioneer of the Harrington country, with his family coming in 1884. They owned part of what was the Luther Turner ranch.  Haynes owned and operated a merchandise store in Harrington from 1905 to 1907. He and his wife, Marguerite Gateley, have been residents of California for many years. He died in Santa Monica , CA after a short illness, at the age of 93.  Survivors are his wife, a son Horace Haynes of San Francisco , daughter  Barbara of Santa Monica and several grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 8-22-1974) 


High, August                   10-07-1927

“August High, 83, ex-Washington state grange master and ex-state senator for Clark and Skamania counties, died in Vancouver last week.” (Citizen: 10-07-1927)


Henderson, Mary H Riley 1935

"J F Henderson, as executor of the estate of Mary H Riley Henderson, has filed a report in superior court of the private sale of part of the estate, a quarter section of pasture west of Davenport, to William and Charles Baring, for $500." (Odessa Record: 5-03-1935)


Hudson, Byrne                 8-04-1922

“Byrne Hudson’s Body is Found.  The body of little four-year old Byrne Hudson, son of Mr and Mrs Hudson, formerly of Harrington, who was drowned July 24th in the Wenatchee River at Cashmere, was recovered last Saturday at a point four miles below the scene of the drowning. The body was identified by his father after it had been in the water for some 6 days. The funeral was held Sunday and burial took place at Wenatchee , Wash.   Ralph Arnold, a brother of Mrs Hudson, who is working for the Talkington Brothers, attended the funeral. In speaking of this sad affair, Mr Arnold said that the Hudson ’s were camping at the Cashmere tourist grounds near the river. Byrne was afraid of the water and would not go near it. Mrs Hudson was not feeling well that day and about 9 o’clock she lay down in their tent to rest but soon got up to look after Byrne. She inquired of a camper near whose little boy had been playing with Byrne and he replied: ‘My lad says he saw him fall into the river a little while ago’ and the man calmly went on eating his breakfast. The man said his son had mentioned it some five minutes before. In no time over a dozen men were diving into a deep hole just below the camp and the search soon spread all along the bank, but it was not until six days had passed that the body was recovered and the fact that he had drowned had been established. Just why that man had failed to investigate what his son had told him is something the campers there could not understand and their criticism was so pointed that he packed up his things and departed.” (Citizen: 8-04-1922) 


Hutchens, Ivis           8-29-1913

“Ivis Hutchens, aged 18 months, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ed Hutchens, of Lamona, died Monday evening. Four other members of the family are reported sick.” (Citizen: 8-29-1913) 


Knepper, William E        5-24-2012

“At his request, no service is scheduled for William (Bill) E Knepper, who died May 7 at his Davenport home.  Born July 18, 1929, in Fresno , CA , he married Arlene in Coeur d’Alene , Idaho , on Feb 7, 1959. Together they worked and raised their family in Kirkland , Duvall and Davenport . He retired from the Bellevue School District after 25 years of service. Preceding him in death were his parents Kenneth and Marie;  siblings Gayler, Katie, Shirley, Carol, Barbara, Freddie and Kenneth, Jr; and a granddaughter, Sunshine Lee Fisher.  Besides his wife of 53 years, he leaves three daughters, Julie (Clyde) Fisher, Donna (Bill) Baker and Laura (Mark) Mandere; two grandchildren, Mikayla and Jacob; three step-grandchildren, Tony, Tammie and Billi Jo; 8 step-great-grandchildren, Tylor, Karissa, Brian, Steven, Katelyn, Dylan, Taylor and Ellie; and siblings Linda, Marilyn and David. A family statement noted his ‘passions were his faith, family and a great motorcycle ride. In that order’.” (Dav. Times: 5-24-2012)


Landt, Kurt L., b. Dec 16, 1969, d. Jun 25, 1971, B2, L36.  “Kurt L Landt. Died: 25 June 1971, Spokane , WA . Residence: Spokane . Certificate 014833.” (WA Death Index) “Kurt Landt. –His home Rt 1, Nine Mile Falls , WA .  Son of Mr and Mrs Verne Dean Landt, at the home; brother of John, Ned, Frank, Cindy, Edwin, Eric and Sara; grandson of Mr and Mrs David Chester Ventor, New Jersey; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. in West Greenwood Cemetery . The Rev F J Ahrendt officiating. Memorial services Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Reardan, WA, The Rev P J Ahrendt officiating. The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-01-1971) 


Ledford, Myrna Yale

“Myrna Ledford. Born Myrna Maxine Yale on April 20, 1918, at the family home in Davenport , Washington , to parents Milo Vere and Ella May Rich Yale. She died peacefully on June 12 at the age of 95 in Conroe , Texas . In death as in life she ‘did it her way’.  In life Myrna had a strong faith characterized by a deep and expansive love for everyone as exemplified in ! Corinthians 13, her favorite scripture.  Myrna grew up in the wheat growing capital of the country near Harrington , Washington , where her father was the owner of the town’s general store. Her mother, who was an active partner in the store, had been a teacher and elementary school principal. Myrna was the pampered baby sister of two older brothers, Dean and Milo . Her childhood was typified by the idyllic 1920’s small town America . She graduated from Washington State University in 1940 with degrees in psychology and sociology and had plans to pursue a mater’s degree in social work at Boston University . Her plans changed when she married Willard Wesley (Wes) Ledford in 1941. Her husband and family became the most important things in her life from this point forward as they raised their two daughters, Vicki and Alice. When her daughters were in high school, Myrna pursued her dream of being a social worker. After she retired, Myrna continued her life’s calling by working with developmentally disables adults. She leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her two daughters, Vicki Jean Ledford and Alice Beth Ledford Housel, nephew John Walter Grebb Bradley, cherished grandson Adam Yale Housel, daughter-in-law Lacie Schkade Housel, and adored great grandson Austin Barron Housel. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willard Wesley Ledford, two brothers, Dean and Milo Yale, and grandson Barron Wesley Housel. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Metcalf Funeral Home, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe , Texas , 77304 .” ( from June 15 to June 28, 2013)


Meadows, Al                   6-26-1925

“Word reached here yesterday that Al Meadows, formerly with the WWP Co in Harrington, had come in contact with a 12,000-volt high power line and had been so badly shocked that he died a short time later. The accident happened three miles east of Moscow , Idaho .” (Citizen: 6-26-1925) 


Miller, Perry               5-12-1950

Perry Miller, father of Mrs Glen Biggart, was a son of the West. Born in Oregon and reared in Oregon and Washington , his lifetime was spent in these states and in Idaho . He allied himself with the Harrington community for a few of his nearly 82 years and made lasting friendships. Following is Mr Miller’s obituary that was published in his home-town paper, the Nez Perce Herald: ‘Four score and two years was the time allotted for the very eventful and successful life of a Nez Perce pioneer. P E Miller as he closed his eyes to this world on Wednesday morning at 8:30. His life was a fully rounded out one and he lived to see achievement in many projects in which he had an active part. Every adventure in his life was one of progression to help his family, his community, his country and make the world a better place in which to live. His business, civic and religious life was outstanding and could be well summed up with the Biblical words, ‘Well done, though good and faithful servant’.  Perry Eli Miller was born in Scio, Linn County , Oregon on May 23, 1868, son of John and Amanda Miller. Shortly after his birth his parents moved to the old donation claim near Albany and he attended the district school there until 12 years of age. The family then moved to Sprague , WA . Following this he went to Adams , Oregon and later accepted a position with a wholesale grocery firm in Tacoma .  On Dec 23, 1889, Mr Miller married Miss Anne E Simpson at Adams , Oregon . Three sons and one daughter were born to this union. They bought a farm near Freeman, Spokane County , WA , where they lived for several years and the panic of 1893 enveloped them. After much hard work they settled all indebtedness and with a four-horse team and one dollar and twenty-five cents came to Nez Perce prairie which was then opening, and settled on a homestead one mile east and one-half mile north of the town site. Soon they had a crop of wheat growing.  On Feb 16, 1901, Mr Miller bought the interest of E L Parker in a furniture business and later entered a corporation composed of T M Mockler, J H Mockler and Mr Miller, doing business under the name Mockler, Miller and Mockler. He also served as commissioner for Nez Perce County. On Sept 6, 1901, he suffered the loss of his wife.  On Dec 31, 1911, Mr Miller was married to Tracy Hoffman, who survives him. In 1915 he sold his hardware business and they moved to Payette , Idaho . Again in 1920 he engaged in farming at Harrington , WA . In 1925 he purchased a townsite at Soap Lake where they lived until returning to Nez Perce in March, 1947.  While living at Soap Lake , he served as mayor, and was influential in getting the MacKay memorial hospital there as well as a water system, and he gave the town its first fire engine. He was an active member of the Gideons, Wenatchee camp; Elks lodge Lewiston , and a trustee of the Community church at Soap Lake .  In all of Mr Miller’s different homes and outside interests, his heart was always with the Nez Perce community and its people. He helped to build the town and boosted its worth from the beginning, and chose to spend his last days in its midst. He built the first business house now occupied by the Bell Motor Co and was instrumental in the building of the hotel as well as many other structures—some gone and some still standing. He held many civic and business positions in the town. His fine, courteous manner and his Christian spirit were an inspiration to all the friends and neighbors. He enjoyed good health up to within a few months of his demise when the disease of cancer overwhelmed him. He was patient however, through much suffering and his Christian faith abounded.—The Nez Perce Herald, May 4, 1950.’  Funeral services, which had been arranged by Mr Miller himself, were held Friday from the Christian church with Rev S R Dougherty, pastor of the Community church officiating. Mr Miller’s favorite hymns were sung by a male quartet. The Huff Funeral Home was in charge of the rites, and burial was in the Nez Perce cemetery.” (Citizen: 5-12-1950) 


Moore, Charles          1961

“Death Comes To Charles Moore. After a hospitalization of ten days at Memorial Hospital , C E Moore passed away Friday morning, May 5, 1961. Mr Moore had been ailing for several years, ill of leukemia. However he was able to live a normal life until the past few months.  Charles Edward Moore was born Dec 15, 1877 at Toronto , Canada . In 1883 his parents brought their family to the States. They came to Spokane via the Northern Pacific and were passengers on the first train over the new rails. From Spokane the family went to Davenport and on to the Egypt farming area by wagon. They homesteaded land in that area and resided there many years. Sept 4, 1905 Mr Moor and Miss Mabel Strout of Davenport were married. In 1911 they moved to Wenatchee where Mr Moore had purchased a store. In 1915 their business was lost by fire. With the insurance money, Mr Moore opened a store in Harrington—Moore Brothers—which he operated for many years. He sold the store but later returned to business in the community, this time with Moore ’s Grocery.  About 1939 he sold the store to Mr Frame, and retired. Mrs Moore died in August, 1952, and Charlie continued to reside in their home in Harrington.  He was a life-time member of the Elks Lodge No. 228 and a member of the Athletic Round Table, Spokane ; and a member of the Harrington Lions Club.  Last rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Community Congregational church. Rev Berton Connerly officiated. His scripture was the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians, which was a request from the family.  Mrs Leslie Potts of Davenport and Mrs George Norin sang ‘Abide With Me’, and ‘It Is Well With My Soul’.  Mrs Dean Armstrong was organist. Pallbearers were Eldon LePere, Walter Larson, Wayne Talkington from Spokane , Richard Hardy, C F Gilbert and Clifford Swenson. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of the rites. The body was taken to Spokane for cremation. Thursday afternoon, May 11 at 2 p.m. the committal services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane where the urn of ashes will be deposited in a grave beside those of his wife in the Elks’ plot. Surviving Mr Moore is a brother, Herbert A Moore (Hub) of Davenport , the sole survivor of four boys and three girls in the family; also nieces, Miss Mabel Inkster, Davenport and Mrs Audrey Reader, San Diego , CA ; nephew, Charles S Moore, Portland , OR .” (Citizen: 5-11-1961)


Morgan, Grace          9-06-1935

First Harrington High School Graduate Dies.  Grace E Morgan, 5262 SE Stark, wife of Harry O Morgan, died Sunday, Sept 1, following an illness of about a year. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept 4 at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Edward Holman & Son with Chaplain John W Beard of Mount Taber Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park , Portland , Oregon .  Grace E Snyder was born at Elmore , Minnesota , Oct 4, 1888, where she lived until 1900 when she moved with her parents, Mr and Mrs A P Snyder to Oregon . A few months later she came with them to Lincoln County , Washington and located at Harrington. Here, in 1901, she entered the grade school and was the first student to graduate from the Harrington high school, her diploma being present to her by the late J Albert Talkington, then a member of the school board, May 31, 1907.  She was married to Harry O Morgan March 9, 1908. In the fall of 1917 the family moved to Portland , Oregon , where Mr Morgan engaged in the grocery business and they have been in that business there the past 17 years.  She is survived by her widower; one daughter, Dorothy; one son Harold; three sisters, Myrtle Van Buren of Prosser, WA, Edith Lawrence, Lamona, WA; and Elsie Rennie, West Hartford, Connecticut.  (The Citizen is indebted to both Mr Joe Morgan, Ellensburg , WA , and Mrs W S Thompson, Portland , Oregon for early information of this sad happening. Mrs Thompson and Mrs Jack MacInnis were both at the funeral, and Mrs Thompson says: ‘One very seldom sees a large funeral in Portland . Grace’s was one of the largest I’ve seen here, and the flowers were unusually abundant and beautiful’.)”  (Citizen: 9-06-1935) 


Morgan, Lena                3-13-1914

“Mrs Lena Morgan was born in Hanover , Germany , Dec. 22, 1874 and came to the United States with her parents, settling at first in Ohio , and later moving to Kansas . She was united in marriage with Mr John H Morgan, at Louisville , Kentucky , on Jan 10, 1903, and died at Harrington , Wash. , at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 1914. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers and a sister—Henry and Charles Sohnrey and Mrs Minnie Heyman—all of Whitewater , Kansas . There were no children born to this union. Mrs Morgan was taken ill with bronchial pneumonia a week ago today, the immediate cause of death being influenza and bronchial pneumonia.  In granting the request of her sister, after short services at the J E Turner undertaking parlors Saturday morning, Mr Morgan will depart on the east-bound Burlington and accompany the remains to Whitewater, Kansas, where they will be layed to rest in the cemetery beside her father and mother.  The husband and relatives have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. Mr and Mrs Morgan came to Washington in March, 1903, two months after their marriage, and engaged in business. They were five years at Espanola before coming to Harrington.” (Citizen: 3-13-1914) 


Morgan , Wash C                 10-08-1915

“Mr Wash C Morgan was in his accustomed health on last Friday and in his work as janitor of the First National Bank building on the evening of the same day he was stricken with an apoplectic stroke which rendered him first dizzy and then unconscious. He was assisted to his home and two physicians were summoned.  Their verdict was that he could not survive very long. He lingered till eight o’clock Saturday morning.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev S H King in the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon.  The sudden call of the angel of death was a hard blow to the family. He was born in Muscatine County , Iowa , in 1857, October 18th.  His age was 57 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was married to Miss Ella I Reed on Feb 8th, 1882. To this union the following children were born: Mrs Dora Rock, Mr Harry O, Mrs Joe H, Mrs Delbert A, and Miss Lucille Morgan.  Mr Morgan was a man who was very attached to his home and family and was held as a good neighbor and had a kind word for everybody.  He carried a policy for $3,000 in the Modern Woodmen of America lodge, and was a member of Camp No. 2587 Atalissa , Iowa . The remains were taken to Portland , Oregon , for interment. This was a standing request of the deceased.  J B Rock and wife, Harry O Morgan and wife, Delbert Morgan, Lucille and her mother, Mrs Wash C Morgan, accompanied the remains to their final resting place.” (Citizen: 10-08-1915) 


Northrup, James R  Jan 30, 2013

“James R Northrup passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2013 at the age of 86, surrounded by many family members.   He suffered complications from a fall at home and died at Providence Sacred heart Medical Center in Spokane .  He was born on Jan. 19, 1927 in Colville , the second child of Rod and Mabel (Wetzel) Northrup.  He was raised on a ranch on Highland Loop Road between Kettle Falls and Colville and learned the value of hard work.  He was proud of the fact that his great-grandfather homesteaded in Northrup Canyon near Steamboat Rock in Grand Coulee .  Jim graduated from Colville high school in 1945. He was drafted into the Army and served as a M. P. and medic. During his stint with the Army, he served a portion of his time in Puerto Rico . He retired in the Army Reserves ( Spokane ) as a Major. He attended Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington college of Education . He married Marilyn Mc Rayde on Nov. 22, 1950 in Yakima .  He married Jayne L. (Skold) Evans, on June 1 1068 in Minneapolis , MN .  He served as a EMT and an Adult Probation and Parole officer in Spokane County .  He was an Adult Probation and Parole Officer for Stevens, Ferry and Pend Orellie Counties and retired in 1988 in Colville . He was highly respected by law enforcement officers and proudly served alongside them for 36 years.  James is survived by his sister, Ruth (Marvin) Ray, Colville;  and by his brother Norman (Beryl), Lacey;  his children, Pam Evans, Spokane;  Candace (Gil) Acevedo, Spokane; Kathi (Ken) Harvey, Everett;  and Randy (Dawn) Northrup, Graham;  his stepchildren, Dennis (Vicki) Evans, Plans, Montana; Linda Evans, Colville;  Lisa (Tim) Austin, Evans;  Diane (James) Clark, Merritt, B.C.; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, rod and Mabel;  by his oldest brother, Rodney;  by his stepson, Stephen Evans;  his adopted son, Eric Blake,  and most recently by his second wife, Jane L. Northrup.  Jim was involved member of the Colville Community church, Good Sam's club, VFW, Rotary, NRA, and Knights of Pythias. In his spare time, Jim enjoyed  spending time with family---camping, fishing, hunting and traveling around the United States in his motor home.  He is legendary for his love of building large campfires on many camping/hunting trips.   Him was always fixing things with duct tape, bailing wire, bent nails and bungee cords. He was dearly loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed!  Funeral service for Jim Northrup will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Colville Community (United Methodist) Church at 930 S. Elm.   The service will start at 1 p.m.”  (Examiner Statesman, Colville, Stevens Co., WA. February 2013; a weekly newspaper) 


Radmaker, Margaret  2011

“Margaret Radmaker was born Aug 3, 1921 to Henry and Elizabeth Carstensen in Almira , WA . She passed away on March 31, 2011 at the age of 89. She suffered from lymphoma and congestive heart failure for many years.   Margaret attended WSU until her marriage in 1941. She was a devoted wife and mother, an excellent cook and seamstress. She is predeceased by her brother Myron Carstensen.  She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Harold, her son Mark Radmaker (wife Suzanne), daughter Donna Winblade and brother Henry Carstensen Jr. There are four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. No services are being held at this time. Arrangements by Acacia Funeral Home.” ( Seattle Times: 4-01-2011) 


Reiuch, John               10-07-1927

“John Reiuch, 46, brakeman on the Winlock * Toledo Lumber Company’s logging road, was killed instantly when he fell under the wheels of a train he was working on in the Winlock yards.” (Citizen: 10-07-1927) 


Servias, Jimmy                1945

“Albert Braden received a note last week Thursday from Miss Lillian McCue, in Spokane , telling of the death of Jimmy Servias at Greenbay , Wisconsin . The 12 year old lad was the son of Mr and Mrs Frank Servias (Alice McCue) and a grand nephew of Mr Braden. He had undergone an emergency appendectomy.” (Citizen: 2-23-1945)


Shafer , Lorraine B            3-10-2013

“Lorraine B ‘Bopette’ Shafer, age 89.—Passed away on March 8, 2013 in Spokane , WA . She is survived by her son, Jerry Shafer (Deb); two brothers, Garry Goodman and Terry Goodman; sister-in-law, Marie Goodman; two grandchildren, Shelby Lee (Scott) and Caitlin Soriano (Mervin) and great granddaughter, Kendall Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Frank ‘Bops’ Shafer in 2002. Lorraine graduated from Wilbur High School and was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary. At her request there will be no services.” (Spokesman: submitted)


Sheppard, David             6-15-1956

“David Sheppard, 76, who died June 1 at his home in Spokane , had lived at Harrington a number of years. He left here in 1936 with his family, going to Ritzville where they farmed. Later Mr and Mrs Sheppard moved to a tract of land near Spokane , and in late years they have resided in the city and their son Darrell lives on the farm place.  Mr Sheppard died suddenly of a heart attack. Surviving Mr Sheppard are his wife, Bessie, at the home E 3128-35th Ave , Spokane ; sons, Orville, Spokane , and Darrell, Rt. 3, Spokane; daughter, Mrs Montgomery Hinshaw (Phyllis), Spokane; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs Edith Kendrick, Tacoma.  Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, at 3 p.m. at the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane and burial was in Fairmont Cemetery . Mr Sheppard was a member of the Presbyterian church, and Rev Raymond Blackstone of the Lidgerwood Presbyterian church officiated. Pall bearers were members of the Laurel Lodge No. 119, F & AM of Harrington, of which lodge Mr Sheppard was a member.  They were Henry Swenson, Gus Swenson, Clifford Swenson, Gilbert Lybecker, James Lybecker and C F Gilbert. The lodge conducted the graveside services with A C Patton as worshipful master and Gilbert Lybecker, as chaplain.  Other local Masons taking part in the rites were Robert Parr, Delmar Schultz, and Ralph Barbre.  Mr and Mrs C F Gilbert, Mr and Mrs Gus Swenson, Mr and Mrs Eddie Larmer,  Mr and Mrs Ardell Larmer, and Mrs and Mrs Alfred Stiles were among those from here who attended the rites, and a number of former Harringtonians now residing in Spokane were also present at the services.” (Citizen: 6-15-1956)


Stafford, Bill                   2013

“Bill Stafford. A private family gathering took place to honor Bill Stafford, 87, of Rathdrum , Idaho , who died June 2 of natural causes.  The son of Clyde and Hannah Stafford, he was born Jan 11, 1926, in the log home that his family built in Nettleton Gulch, a farming area homesteaded by his mother’s family near Coeur d’Alene , Idaho . He graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army, serving in Both Europe and Japan during World War II. After finishing his military service as a First Sergeant in 1946, he used the GI Bill to further his education and obtain his pilot’s license. He thoroughly enjoyed flying and performing aerial maneuvers. Mr Stafford married Shirley Williams in 1947. They settled temporarily near Kamloops , BC , where he worked as a logger, and later moved to Spokane , where both worked for Kaiser Aluminum. In 1952, they decided to take over Shirley’s family grain farm in Mohler and start a family. He was honored by the Soil Conservation Service for his pioneering work in strip cropping. Golfing was a passion and he was extremely proud of his work helping found and build the Harrington Golf and Country Club.  During retirement, the Staffords spent many years traveling in their motor home, visiting relatives and enjoying horse and dog racing and casinos gambling. He was a primary caregiver to his wife prior to her death in 2002, and spent several more years living on the farm prior to moving back to the Coeur d’Alene area in 2013. He leaves two children and their spouses, Jon and Janet Stafford of Mercer Island, WA, and JoAnn and Buck Gossett of Mohler; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Julia Stafford; his sister and spouse, Betty and Jim Glaspie of Post Falls, Idaho; and two brothers and spouses, Milton and Donna Stafford and Robert and Pat Stafford, all of Coeur d’Alene.” ( Davenport Times: 6-06-2013)


Wilcox, Sam                    7-04-1947

“The body of Sam Wilcox, 51, rigger at Grand Coulee Dam, who was drowned in Coffee Pot Lake Saturday morning about 3 o’clock, was recovered about 6:30 p.m. that day by Raymond Mudd of the Bureau of Reclamation diving force at the dam, using a homemade diving outfit. The body was found in nine feet of water about 20 feet from shore. It was taken to the Bumgarner Funeral Home at Davenport , to be taken to Coulee Dam later. Raymond Mudd is a former Harrington man, attended school here, graduating from the high school. His wife is the former Helen Anderson, a Harrington girl.  Red Ware, another USBR diver from Coulee Dam also assisted in the search.  Mr Wilcox and Carl H Pool of Coulee Dam were out in an aluminum boat hauling some poles for fire wood, according to Sheriff Frank C Rambo. The boat had an outboard motor on it and as the boat made a sharp turn, the poles caught in the water and overturned the boat. Both men clung to it for a time and then Wilcox started to swim for shore and suddenly went down in about 18 feet of water. Pool managed to reach shore.  Sheriff Rambo reports some 50 persons assisted in the search for the body Saturday.  Jack Hartford, proprietor of Coffee Pot Lake resort, says Pool came up to the resort early Saturday morning for help, and after telephoning to the sheriff, from the Ed Bischoff telephone, Hartford went with Mr Pool to the lake to start dragging in search of the drowned man. He reports Mr Wilcox had been at the lake often, coming to make early morning catches of bass.  Harry Blunt, famous flyer from Spokane , flew over the lake trying to spot the body from the air, but was not successful in locating it.  As far as we can learn, this is the second drowning at Coffee Pot Lake in about thirty years.” (Citizen: 7-04-1947) 


Yarrington, Simon         5-23-1941

“Mrs Cottrell received word Friday of the death of her son-in-law, Simon Yarrington, at his home at Arlington .  Mr Yarrington who was about 56 years old had been ill for many years with a kidney ailment. Mr Yarrington was employed on farms around Harrington six or eight years ago for about 12 years.  His wife, Minnie Yarrington, survives him.” (Citizen: 5-23-1941)


Young, Alvin                  10-07-1927

“When hurled into the Columbia River from the face of a 70-foot cliff by the explosion of an old charge of powder, Alvin Young, about 40, was killed instantly at Bunker Cliff, near Stella, 12 miles west of Longview .” (Citizen: 10-07-1927)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November 2013

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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